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“Antoinette” llustration Inspired by the Work of Rene Gruau

The past few weeks have been a tad frustrating since I’ve had little time to work at my drafting table.  I have had time to dream though (and browse the internet for inspiration); so, this post is a tribute to one of my favorite artists, renowned fashion illustrator René Gruau.  One of the things I love the most about his work is the bold and often sparse use of color.  I also love the freedom of his brush strokes and the timeless elegance of his women.

Take a look here:

Illustration by Rene Gruau

Illustration by Rene Gruau

And for lots more examples of Gruau’s work, look here.

My humble “knock-off” can’t hold a candle to these illustrations, but it’s gotten me back in the swing of working with markers and  and ink again!

Antoinette for blog


    • Thanks, Helen. Although I’m not completely satisfied with that illustration, I do want to do a collection in that style…more to come hopefully soon.

      Have you found Sadie?

      Ciao – Joana

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